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42 percent of Americans believe in ghosts! Another 18 percent of Americans say they've seen a ghost! Are we delusional, or are these free-floating full torso vaporous apparitions just naturally occurring phenomena science cannot explain? Read and vote below! 👻


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Some people are dead certain.

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Honestly, Ouija boards are somewhat terrifying.

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But that's ridiculous, there's no proof! And aren't ghosts just really humans wanting to believe in life after death?

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Whether or not you believe in them, they're super entertaining to think about.

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There are 10,000 haunted locations in the U.K., according to the country’s tourist board. And sites like HauntedRooms.co.uk list dozens of allegedly haunted hotels where curious visitors can stay. 

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In "A Natural History of Ghosts," Roger Clarke discusses nine varieties of ghosts identified by Peter Underwood, who has studied ghost stories for decades. Underwood’s classification of ghosts includes elementals, poltergeists, historical ghosts, mental imprint manifestations, death-survival ghosts, apparitions, time slips, ghosts of the living, and haunted inanimate objects.

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In this Atlantic article, professor of psychology Christopher French explains the persistence of belief in ghosts: “The vast majority of us don’t like the idea of our own mortality. Even though we find the idea of ghosts and spirits scary, in a wider context, they provide evidence for the survival of the soul.”

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Do you believe in ghosts?
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#GhostsAreReal
#GhostsArentReal